Summary: BLESSED IS THE HAND THAT GIVES...IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A BLESSED MAN, FIND A GIVER
TOPIC: BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES TO PROSPERITY
LESSON: GIVING RELEASES PROSPERITY GEN. 8:22, LUKE 6:38, PHIL 4:14-19.
When you give to God, your gift commits God with the opportunity to bless you, to keep his promises and to give you more than enough. By your faithful and consistent obedience in giving you set in motion God’s principles of biblical economic. Your gifts unleash God’s power in several areas of your life.
GIVING BRINGS ABOUT A HARVEST: JHN 3:16, PHIL 4:15-19
When God wanted to redeem man, he gave his Son because he know he would receive Sons and daughters (Jhn 3:16) by understanding God’s actions, you can see that giving is the first step towards abundance in life; God gave his son – He received many sons (Jhn 3:16, Heb 2:10)
a. Solomon gave a great sacrifice – He received his heart desire s (2Kings 3:4, 2king3:5 – 13)e
b. Hannah gave Samuel (1Sam 1:24-27 – 1Sam 2:21) she received sons and daughters
c. The Youngman gave his lunch to Jesus (Jhn6:9-13) He got 12 baskets
? Let the class give biblical examples of this principles in operation
When you are cheerful giver, God will bless you and give you back many blessings out of his abundance.
DIFFERENT CATEGORIES OF GIFTS 2 Cor. 9:6-10
The tithe is the tenth of your income, it belongs to God. Giving of the Tithe is also a sign of your obedience it brings prosperity (Isaiah 1:19)
2. Offering: Is that which you set aside weekly as the Lord has prospered you, it is given in proportion to your weekly blessing 2Cor9:4-7
3. First Fruit: Is the first of your increase, it belongs to God. Prov.3:10.
4. Seed faith/Vows
5. Prophetic offering: 2Kings 4:14-16, Gal 6:6
6. Blessing the poor/under privileged. Ps 41
7. Honouring of Parents Eph 6:1-3